Oye, Sat. Mar. 21, 2020:
The Turkish Super Lig is one of few leagues in the world still playing games amidst the deadly coronavirus pandemic. And this has forced the Nigerian football superstar, John Obi Mikel, to make a very painful decision between his health with that of his family and his million-dollar contract in Turkey with Trabzonspor football club.
In the end, John Obi Mikel decided to terminate his contract at Trabzonspor for his own safety, and also for the safety of his family.
The ex-Chelsea midfielder, as well as the ex-Super Eagles captain has been critical of Turkish football determination to continue to jeopardize the lives of players, officials, and families by defying the coronavirus outbreak that has made others to literally stop whatever they are doing, flee streets and gatherings, and even self-quarantine.
The following is Mikel’s explanation in Instagram:
“There is more to life than football. I do not feel comfortable and do not want to play football in this situation.
“Everyone should be home with their families and loved ones in this critical time. Season should be cancelled as the world is facing such turbulent times.”
And one of his fellow stars who rushes to his support immediately is his former Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba; who responded, “Words of wisdoms.”
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